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Wade Claymore

June 25, 1965 — October 6, 2015

Wade Steven Claymore Sr. 50 of Fort Yates, North Dakota passed away on October 6, 2015.
Wake services will be held on October 12, 2015 starting at 5:00p.m. at the A.J. Agard Building in Fort Yates, North Dakota. There will be Rosary services at 7:00p.m., officiated by Father Basil Atwell of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Services will be held on October 13, 2015 at 11:00a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fort Yates, North Dakota, Father Basil Atwell officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Wade was born to Earl Henry Claymore, and Evelyn May (Agard) Claymore on June 25, 1965 at Fort Yates, North Dakota. Wade attended school at the Standing Rock Elementary and High School in Fort Yates.
Wade met Cynthia M. Bendickson and they married on November 20, 1989. They celebrated 25 years of marriage before his passing, raising five loving sons and two beautiful loving daughters, and four loving grandchildren.
Wade enjoyed working at the Standing Rock Elementary School and Prairie Knights Casino for many years.
Wade enjoyed life, he lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed FAMILY, he was a loving, caring, kind-hearted, hard-working man. He loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed his visits with his sisters. Wade always welcomed the youth that came to our house, his door was always open to the children that came.
Wade was proud to be LAKOTA. He enjoyed his culture and traditions. This was his way of life. He carried a pipe and loved teaching others, loved talking and telling stories. He was always learning and listening to what others had to say. He loved going to Sitting Bull Sundance, he used to say, "This is my way of life," and he loved it down there, it was always hard for him to leave. He taught all his children this way of life, after they were born and before their 1st birthdays, they were down at Sitting Bull Camp. Along with carrying a pipe, he participated in the Sundance, and our ceremonies. Wade loved to sing. He was part of the family drum group, Lakota Thunder. He was proud that him and his sons were all part of Lakota Thunder. He used to tell everyone, "it's a family drum group."
Wade loved making drums with his brother Joe, he always enjoyed those visits. He enjoyed cooking, reading, and beading when he could. He loved to dance, he was a traditional dancer and he designed his outfit. He was proud to be part of that circle too.
Wade will be greatly missed by his family. We loved him dearly. We will miss his teaching, stories, laughter, and his jokes. When things got tough, he always found a way to make us feel better. My loving gentle husband, you will be forever in our hearts and memories. Journey home my loving husband.
Wade took many that entered his life as sons, brothers, and sisters. He loved you all very much!
Wade leaves us with his love for all his family: Sons, Tator (Michelle) Claymore, West Valley City, Utah; Stephen Claymore, Fort Yates, ND; Rodney Claymore, Fort Yates, ND; Sage (Makayla) Claymore; Wade Claymore Jr. Fort Yates, ND; Joshua Claymore, Bismarck, ND; Jacob Claymore, Bismarck, ND; Dominic Swifthorse, Fort Yates, ND; Dorian (Samatha) Red Fish, Fort Yates, ND; Jon Eagle Jr., Fort Yates, ND; Lyndsey Archambault, Fort Yates, ND; Loren (Shug) Black Bear, Fort Yates, ND.; Cedric (BooBoo) Goodhouse Jr. Fort Yates, ND.
Daughters, Courtney (Justin Hertel) Claymore Fort Yates, ND; Nicole Claymore, Fort Yates, ND.
Sisters, Gayleen (Terry) Yellowfat, Fort Yates, ND; Dr. Nadine (Neal) Tepper, Burnsville, MN.; Kathy Buffalo Boy, Fort Yates, ND; Sissy (Larry) Bendickson, Fort Yates, ND.
Brothers, Blaine Claymore, Fort Yates, ND; Lance Claymore, Mobridge, SD; Joseph Snider Sr., Fort Yates, ND; Pete (Kim) Giampietro, Orcas Island; Tony (Nikki) Alfonso, FairBanks, Alaska; John Gamiochipi, Phoenix, AZ; Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy, McLaughlin, SD.
Wade was blessed with 22 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, he loved you all.
Wade was preceeded in death by his father, Earl H. Claymore, mother Evelyn M. (Agard) Claymore, and so many relatives, that he loved dearly.
Pall Bearers: Tator Claymore; Stephen Claymore; Rodney Claymore; Sage Claymore; Wade Claymore Jr.; Joshua Claymore; Jacob Claymore; Dominic Swifthorse; Cody WasinZi; Louis Snider.
Honorary: Ian GreyBull, Dr. Hart, Dr. Yellow, Dr. LeBeau, Sanford Medical Center Staff and Indian Health Services, and Dialysis Staff. All his friends and relatives.

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